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, hopefully the situation with jesse jackson junior and his wife will be straightened out. we need to be mindful of our congressmen and people in politics to make sure that they are taking care of -- number two, i would like to make a comment that we need to make sure that we are -- our congress, rather, is paying attention to what is about to take place with the automatic spending cuts, and we need to make sure the military is secure and not to cut too much of the military. host: that is monica in homestead. larry in hernando, mississippi, a democrat. seco last night, -- caller: last night we heard about getting out of her recession. these republicans are going to destroy the tax base, so we will be in a mess. i am a 56-year-old army veteran , and i think we are going back to the wild west. only police officers should be able to carry weapons. if you are going hunting, you should have to call the state and say you are going hunting. otherwise, we are definitely going back to the wild, wild west. host: have you ever owned a gun privately? caller: i own guns now. host: do you thin
, in the house, the rosa parks bill that came to fruition today was sponsored by congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. mr. jackson, like mr. kerry, was not around to see the unveiling of the rosa parks statue, and that's because jesse jackson jr. resign his seat in congress amid first health worries and financial worries and ultimately last week plead guilty to misappropriating campaign funds for personal use. because jesse jackson resigned his seat, in a matter of weeks somebody new is going to be there to replace him. late last night we found out who that person is likely to be. last night democrats in the second congressional district in illinois nominated robin kelly as their candidate for that seattle. they picked her by a big margin, too. she got 52% of the vote compared with 24% for her nearest challenger, former congresswoman debbie halvorson. again, because the second district is such a deep, deep blue district, whoever wins the democratic primary is pretty much expected to win the general in a couple of weeks and to become the nation's newest member of congress. former congress
the presidential, this is a heavily democratic district in illinois that used to be represented by jesse jackson jr. until he resigned. today in the primary to replace him, gun reform played a huge role in the race. we're going to have results and whatever explanation we have got about those results coming up on the show this hour. and as that illinois congressional election becomes sort of a test case for the democratic party's newfound muscularity and confidence on the issue of gun policy, well, today in washington, vice president biden kept up his very high profile schedule on this issue. the vice president taking this meeting today with a group of really not the usual suspects on the gun issue. and also today, one key legislator announced a really important decision about what is going to happen now on the gun issue. we're going to be getting to that. alaska, don't wet your pants. something is going to happen on guns. try to hold it together. >>> furthermore today in washington, the collapse of one of the weirdest d.c. republican tantrums in this era in which we have a lot of weird d.c. republi
texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no matter how you came to this country, n
the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. [clucking]. everyone wants to be the cadbury bunny. cause only he brings delicious cadbury crÈme eggs, while others may keep trying. nobunny knows easter better than cadbury! >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ stephanie: jeff is massachusetts sent us a bucket of slop, otherwise known as the republican congress. sitting in a bucket. >> oh, no! stephanie: ok. we're particularly susceptible to animalle votes on friday, we're tired. this for you awesome julie tell john democrats lack votes to pass filibuster reform. democrats do not have enough votes to institute the talking filibuster reformal. reid does not have the votes t
the aisle there. sheila jackson lee is always there. and there you see senator l landrieu and they just want a moment with the the president. the and from new york, and lindsey graham getting a stop there. >> i don't know if he camped out there for hours or not. >> to camp out there and now works out at the fox, and gene schmidt a republican actually made a personal thing about being there your constituents get to see you interact with the president and i think it raises your stature. >> point out looking at the women senator, the biggest class of women, 20 women senators in the history of the senate, quite a moment. just to pick up on one point, it is going to be interesting to look at how this president deals with going across the divide. is he he the uniter as he was elected as or more confrontational figure that he's been recently, in 2011 right after he-- after the republicans won in the mid-term he said we need to move forward together or not at all. >> let me just interrupt you, this is senator mark kirk who had a stroke, from illinois. senator obama -- president obama, obviously sena
and took his own life. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. facing up to five years in prison when he is sentenced. that is scheduled june 28th. he pleaded guilty yesterday to using $7 aut$750,000 in campaigs to buy personal items such as a rolex watch that cost more than $43,000. jackson's wife sandy, a former chicago alderman plead guilty to filing false income returns related to the use of campaign funds. she faces three years in prison. >>> we're getting a look at video capturing the moment a gas explosion and fire wiped out j.j.'s restaurant in kansas city. it sounded like thunder, felt like an earthquake. one person was killed. more than a dozen others injured. authorities say a utility construction crew severed a gas line leading to the massive explosion. >>> a boeing executive meelts with faa officials tomorrow to lay out the company's plan to fix a problem with its 787 dreamliner jets. the fleet has been grounded because of battery issues that ignited two fires. boeing hopes to get the planes back in the air by april. >>> first on cnn, the army doing an about-face on
, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more gripping, current. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> don't you realize politicians always make extravagant promises? >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. charlie pierce coming up next hour, representative peter welch of the great state of vermont the great and teeny state. >> he is the only representative of the state of vermont. >> stephanie: ah. >> there's only one, yeah! >> stephanie: jim is in a weird mood today. he is too happy. there is something wrong. he was singing it like that child. he was starting to sing and hum the theme song. >> ladies and gentlemen -- ♪ i'm walking on sunshine waaa ♪ >> stephanie: all right. jose in nebraska you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, stephanie how are you doing? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i enjoy your show and your crew, just watching you on tv and listening to you guys. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i have a citizen of this country for the last year. i
sooner. it's in illinois in the second district there. jesse jackson jr. quit his seat there, holding a special election to replace him. the primary happens a week from tuesday. this is a heavily, heavily, heavily democratic district. so it is pretty well accepted that whoever wins the democratic party is going to win this seat in congress. that's why we had 17 democrats announce that they were going to run for this seat when it first became open. in a field that crowded and in a race that is this short, name recognition and perceived status is everything. right? whoever seems like the obvious choice, whoever seems like the obvious choice, whoever is running in that primary, who themselves is a former member of congress and left congress in good standing with all the name recognition and the status that brings with it, that person is not necessarily a shoo-in, but that person who left in good standing, that person is probably the front-runner. but in this case, in this election, there is a problem with that would-be front-runner there is a problem with her record. there is a problem w
of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. [ piano plays ] troy polamalu's going deeper. ♪ ♪ and so is head & shoulders deep clean. [ male announcer ] with 7 benefits it goes deep to remove grease, gunk and flakes. deep. like me. [ male announcer ] head & shoulders deep clean for men. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> desperately depressed, i turned to the one thing that could lessen my pain -- >> announcer: >> stephanie: yep. yep. yep. it is the "stephanie miller show." thirty-four minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. john fugelsang with us. an woman trying to make an evening snack ended up in the hospital after a round of ammunition exploded inside the oven. her friend placed a magazine in the oven. so she was shot by her oven. okay. so that happened. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: we have been talking about -- oh boy -- great piece in "mother jones" called ten pro gun myths shot down. the author of that piece dave gils
night there was a special election. it was in a democratic seat to replace jesse jackson. a lot of people are scoffing about it. conservatives immediately because michael bloomberg went in. there was a candidate that was in a competitive race who was supported by the nra. bloomberg came in. and it changed everything overnight. >> he did. and he spent, i believe, $2 million on that race in a media market like chicago in a race at this level, $2 million is a lot of money. it's a lot of money anywhere. but coming in at the last minute and flood, saturate the airwaves with advertising in support of her and, you know, look. we talked about this a couple days before on the program. the mayor is a dangerous man in american politics right now for people who want to fight this battle. >> yeah, whatever you want to spend on trying to advocate for guns, he will triple, double, quadruple, he will spend more. >> he's got a limitless bank account, and as i said the other day, a lot of really smart political advisors who know that they want him to have an impact. and he cares about this. he's
and other criteria pollutants. the folks like lisa jackson commission in new jersey when this started and in connecticut and others and so a real strong group of environmental regulators using the advantage of this program rggi to the regulatory programs. huge benefits to consumers to reduce energy bills and i will get into some work that sue has done in a second and the economic benefits, the energy jobs. unemployment in the states and the region are lower across-the-board are lower than the national average and one of the reasons rggi is in areas like the cui energy deployment as well as the manufacturing it's been one of the reasons we've had a little bit more resiliency in the downturn because we are slightly more diversified and its increasing our competitiveness we can say with certainty that our mission approach to reducing emissions is not going to lead to a significant regulation and the short term and the state's racing more towards federal regimes because of some of the changes that we are making so we will come back to that in a second when david gets here to of the 1.1 bi
't think so. and with that i'd like to yield to my good friend and colleague from texas, sheila jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: let me thank the gentlelady from maryland and thank her for her leadership. this is a very important statement today because i was on the floor earlier this morning and said that we should not go home, we should stay here. i'll say it again, we should not go home. we should stay here. all the chatter of disagreement and accusations and blame games, what should be the message to the american people is, in fact, that we are committed to find some form of common ground. common ground is enormously challenging when there is no give from my republican friends. i do want to applaud congresswoman today that the violence against women act was passed because of democrats championing the right direction so that immigrant women, so that lgbt community, and so that native americans could be specifically covered, which as a lawyer is what the law is all about. fuzzy legislation cannot work, but when you specifically designate in law the protection of these groups, then you have b
under way in chicago right now for the seat formerly held by jesse jackson. one of the candidates running for that seat dropped out of the race after new york city mayor michael bloomberg got involved in the campaign. bloomberg's pac got another money behind another candidate robbie kelly. hutchinson had support from the nra. how significant, is it, do you think for the mayor of new york city to get involved in a race in chicago, illinois? what does that tell us? >> it's extraordinarily significant but i have to say it's about time. if you've got millions of dollars flowing through washington and municipalities throughout the country from the nra, the pro-gun control hobby has been hobbled a number of years. great advocacy organizations but the dollars just don't match up, so it's a good thing, i think, to point out record of some of these candidates in this case. the difficulty here is, you know, this race is so crowded, so crowded. that david halverson who has a 100% rating by this nra, she could run away with this race because there are too many candidates in this race. >> you'
. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. [ music ] >> heard around country and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show." >> 26 minutes after the hour arthur delaney from huffington post in the next segment of the show to talk about sequester and its real impact on real people with real cuts. we will take your called at 866-55-press. if we all seem a little slow a little hung over today, that's right. we are because we were up late last night watching the oscars. not the greatest that we have seen. i thought some of the presenters were unprepared or awkward or bed. seth mcfarland, i thought, was a total below average. bring back whoopi goldberg. bring back billy crystal. >> i liked chris rock. >> i thought he was great. yeah. i did, too. there were some big surprises. one was the person they tapped to presents the oscar for best picture. >> and the oscar goes to "argo". >> mo-bama. >> quick story, as you mentioned argue "argo" best picture. you are not al
of that we will be honoring rosa parks in statuary hall tomorrow. and i would like to thank jesse jackson. without his efforts every single day, every week pushing to have that statue done, it would not be in that hall tomorrow honoring her. i need to give credit. appreciate the moment to say that. i look forward to working with her as we implement the programs' regulations. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from michigan. mrs. miller: mr. speaker, first of all i would like to associate myself with the remarks about rosa parks. my ranking member just made. think about one person with that act of courage literally changing the nation. it's a remarkable thing. we were very proud in michigan that she came to be a resident of michigan in her final years where she served, as you can imagine, so extraordinarily well and inspired so many people. certainly entirely appropriate that her statue to her takes place in statuary hall monks presidents and other -- amongst presidents and other national leaders. we are lookin
rep jesse jackson, jr. she won a primary election in chicago helped by some support from new york city mayo michael bloomberg. the district has long been dominated by democrats. i will know will hold a general election april 9th. senator marco rubio is courting wall street. politico is reporting the g.o.p. senator has recently met with high-finance execs including goldman sachs bar c.i.a.s, blackstone and kkr. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us. people with sore throats have something new to say. ahh ! mmm ! ahh ! finally, there's cepacol sensations. serious sore throat medicine seriously great taste. plus the medicine lasts long after the lozenge is gone. ahh ! mmm ! cepacol sensations. 13450uz broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> pat robertson says, watch out for demons. demons that could be attached on the sweater you buy at a thrift store. never thought about that. did you? good morning. good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, february 27th. great to see you today
went skiing in jackson hole, wyoming. but there are some people who can't do these things. wake up in a morning and see a different face and i feel fortunate and lucky to have the recovery i did which allowed me to get to the point where i can become an advocate and share my story with people like you and your viewers. host: why do you think we have had a series of mass chootings, whether it is virginia tech, aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut? guest: a part of that deals with easy access to firearms. there are too many people who leave their guns accessible to children or those with dangerous mental illness and sell guns to strangers without background checks. we should change that and improve that. i wanted to work with the brady campaign and spend time up here in congress. i think there is a lot of factors. but i think the one that separates us from the modern industrialize fd world is our accessibility to firearms. host: these are 2011 numbers, the most recent we were able to obtain from the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms which gives you the amount of firearms sold
jackson. please stand and be recognized. [applause] i want to turn the podium back over to senator george mitchell. >> years ago, when bob dole, howard baker, tom daschle, and i gathered to establish the bipartisan by -- bipartisan policy center, we were dismayed to the extent to which our political process appeared to be in gridlock as a consequence of excessive partisanship and ideological posturing. that concern is heightened today. i frequently cite the example of the presidential campaign of 1800 when jefferson supporters called president adams a hermaphrodite, lacking, they said, the strength of a man or the gentleness of a woman. supporters said that its jefferson were elected, robbery, rape, and murder would be openly taught and practiced in our country. it was rough and tough when we were there, but it has gotten proper and tupper today. we at the bipartisan policy center believe it is possible that men and women with strongly held different political philosophies can come together in good faith to try and deal in a responsible way through principled compromise with the major pro
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